31.03.2022: Enabling Energy Transition with Thermal Technologies, online


Thermal technologies like concentrated solar power and thermal energy storage systems are key for the decarbonisation of the heat and power sector. In addition to flexibility and an uninterrupted supply of green heat, they provide numerous sustainable and efficient solutions for households and industry.

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the upcoming webinar “Enabling Energy Transition with Thermal Technologies”, organized by the German Association for Concentrated Solar Power (DCSP) and the German Energy Storage Systems Association (BVES) as an official side event to the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue:

March 31 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. (CET), online

The Energy Storage and the SolarPACES Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency IEA are supporting partners of the event.

Register here for “Enabling Energy Transition with Thermal Technologies”

The event will be conducted via Webex. By registering, you agree that we store your contact details in order to send you the content of the presentations after the event. Participation is free of charge.

Session 1 – Enabling Heat Transition for the Industry Heat Supply & Flexibility Options with Thermal Technologies

The decarbonization of the industrial sector is crucial to addressing global emissions. The industrial process heat alone amounts to about a fifth of global CO2 emissions. There is an urgent need of green heat. Thermal storages, as well as solar process heat, can make a significant contribution to the decarbonisation of the industry. During the workshop, industry leaders will present their technologies and showcase successful projects.

Moderation: Juliane Hinsch, DCSP e.V./ Beatrice Schulz, BVES e.V.


02:00 pm – Dr. Andreas Hauer, Chairman of the Board, ZAE Bayern & Task Manager, Energy Storage Technology Collaboration Programme International Energy Agency (IEA)

Projects and technologies

02:20 pm – Thermal Storage:

- Electrification of high-temperature process heat – Dr. Susanne König, CFO, Kraftblock GmbH
- Efficient decarbonisation and enhanced energy security for Industries – Dr. Constanze Adolf, Head of Business Development, Lumenion GmbH
- Supporting Decarbonisation at Yara with balancing their steam grids using thermal storage, Dr. Magnus Mörtberg, Business Development Director, EnergyNest GmbH
- Mobile heat transport for energy recovery, Tobias Schmid, CEO, Swilar eetec GmbH

Solar process heat:

- How to reduce gas consumption: Solar Process heat for industries and utilities – latest developments & projects – Dr. Joachim Krüger, Solarlite CSP Technology GmbH
- Solar Thermal Energy – Decarbonizing the Industry – Lara Stamm, Protarget AG
- Solar-powered cement production – Carmen Murer, Synhelion SA
- Ultra-high temperature heat to power heavy industrial processes – HelioHeat, tba

03:00 pm – Panel discussion with the audience

03:20 pm – Closing remarks

Session 2 – Enabling Power Transition: Flexibilizing Electricity Supply with Thermal Technologies

With proceeding energy transition and an increasing share of renewables in the grid, there is a growing need of flexibility and grid stabilizing options. What can thermal technologies provide for the power transition? This workshop will give an insight into the use cases and benefits of thermal technologies in the power sector. The leading companies will present their technologies and showcase successful innovative approaches and projects that enable a flexible and decarbonized energy system.

Moderation: Juliane Hinsch, DCSP e.V./ Beatrice Schulz, BVES e.V.


03:30 pm – Michael Taylor, International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA

03:50 pm – Innovative approaches and projects:

- How CSP can improve frequency stability of the power grid – Fabian Petereit, Siemens Energy
- Renewables with Dispatchable Synchronous Storage to Replace Flexible Gas Fired Power Plants – Janina Hippler-Nettlau, Senior Project Engineer, Malta Inc.
- Maximizing Renewable Resources with PtHtP – Raymond C. Decorvet, Senior Account Executive, MAN Energy Solutions Switzerland
- IntegSolar: Future Roles of CSP and Thermal Storage in Solar Hybrid Plants – Luca Schomaker, Suntrace GmbH
- Decarbonization through Carnot batteries with fixed bed storage – Nils Gathmann, Senior Lead Engineer Process- Heat storage solutions, Steinmüller Engineering GmbH
- TUNol Project: Implementation of an integrated industry complex for the commercial-scale production of green methanol with a CSP/ PV hybrid in Tunisia – Mark Schmitz, TSK FLAGSOL Engineering GmbH

04:30 pm – Panel discussion with the audience

04:50 pm – Closing remarks

05:00 pm – End of the event